Monita Ranu (along with Mina Bhandari) performs a semi-classical Bollywood Dance on Saturday to celebrate Holi (Festival of Colours) at the Day’s Inn. The event included a dinner, dance, singing and party games. Teresa MALLAM/Free Press
Danica Prasad, 5, and her one-year-old brother, Casper, enjoy the Holi (Festival of Colours) festivities on Saturday at the Day’s Inn. Teresa MALLAM/Free Press
Mina Bhandari (left) and Madhu Singh carry a tray with hot pink coloured powders to put on the faces of participating guests at Holi (Festival of Colours) celebrations on Saturday at Day’s Inn. When the colours go on, tradition has it that gripes and grievances go away, replaced by love and forgiveness of others. Teresa MALLAM/Free Press
Mary Kanchan performs a lively dance at Happy Holi or Festival of Colours celebrations Saturday at the Day’s Inn. The event included dinner, dancing, singing and a plate of coloured powders that ended up on the faces of participating guests. Teresa MALLAM/Free Press
About the Author
Teresa Mallam is community editor and award winning columnist for the Prince George Free Press. She's won the Jack Webster Award of Distinction, Canadian Authors Association Award for Best Investigative Journalism (B.C. Report Magazine story on the murder of Mary Jane Jimmie,) B.C. Law Society Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting, Cariboo Mining Association (CMA) Award for Best Mining Reporting of the Year and Jerry MacDonald Award for community reporting for a story on homelessness.